FreshVoice is a enterprise video conferencing solution developed by Anet. I was tasked to redesign the iPad application using existing functionality from their desktop version. The challenge here was designing a enitrely new user interface that followed recommended iOS guidelines, while still providing a consistent user experience in both English & Japanese.
FreshVoice for iPad followed similar guidelines to the redesign process of their iPhone application. No new functionality was added, however, special consideration had to be given for the larger real-estate on the screen and how to best portray similarities with subtle differences in layout.
I used similar branding and design concepts from the iPhone application, consistency was what I was trying to accomplish.
Similar to the iPhone redesign, the iPad login follows a similar design pattern having two-stage authentication. Notice the comparison between old and new design:
With the increased real-estate, navigation is pinned to the left hand side for ease of use, instead of tucking into a hamburger menu seen on the iPhone design.
While in a call, the Chairman has the option to add more participants within 3 clicks. I aimed to create a short user journey to maximize productivity. There are some UI alterations such as header color and call duration to notify the user of state changes.
As the iPad has a aspect ratio of 4:3 FreshVoice’s compiled video stream was able to fit perfectly. I used similar navigation for menu items and call details similar to the iPhone, mainly to keep focus on the video conference. If the grid shows only 4 people while 8 people are in a call, swiping left changes to the next page.
Comparisons between old and new design
Similar to FreshVoice for iPhone, the iPad application is going thorugh testing with internal team members before being released to the app store. Testing is due to be complete mid-May 2016, but early indicators show that conference call time increases by 35%.